Of the two state tax measures on the November ballot, Vacaville Unified teachers support Prop. 30 because the so-called “governor’s initiative,” if passed, prevents automatic trigger cuts.
Speaking to the district’s board of trustees Thursday, Moira McSweeney, president of the Vacaville Teachers Association, acknowledged both initiatives — the other is Prop. 38 — may pass but asserted Prop. 30, the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, would stop nearly $500 per-student budget cuts in the district. On the other hand, Prop. 38, Our Children, Our Future: Local Schools and Early Education Investment and Bond Debt Reduction Act, would not, she said.
If both pass, whichever gains more votes will take effect, but “only Proposition 30 keeps income tax increases away from the middle class,” McSweeney said during the trustees meeting in the Educational Services Center.